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More witnesses needed for Kyle McDonald murder

MURDERED: Kyle Walker

POLICE WORKING on the murder case of a southwest London teenager are calling on witnesses to come forward to help bring his killers to justice.

Kyle Walker, 19, was shot dead on September 18 in Coppock Close, Battersea.

Police arrived at the scene after receiving reports of an injured man, but he was pronounced dead upon their arrival.

A post-mortem found that he died of a single gunshot wound.

Officers suspect that McDonald may have been shot in Musjid Road before making his way to Coppock Close where he collapsed.

The Metropolitan Police have made no arrests in connection to the murder, the force added that it is keeping “an open mind regarding the circumstances of the incident and any motive.”

Detective chief inspector Matt Bonner, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “A week on since the shooting which led to Kyle’s death, my team of detectives continue to appeal for witness to come forward and assist us with our investigation.

“We have worked endlessly to establish the course of events and are exploring numerous lines of enquires to identify those responsible.

“I am keen to establish if there was anyone in the area who saw or heard anything suspicious. I'm appealing for anyone who has any information no matter how small to please come forward and help us with our inquiry.”

He added: “There will be a number of young people who will have information about the course of events that day. We urge you to come and speak to us.

“We understand that some might have some concerns with speaking to the police but it is important that they do so and we can offer reassurance and support for those that can assist us with our enquiries.

“Someone knows what happened that evening and I am urging them not to remain silent but to come and speak to us. Your information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist police is asked to contact detectives on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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